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Manya Shorr named to lead library system

Posted June 21, 2017

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Manya Shorr has been named director of the Fort Worth Library.

Since September 2014, she has been director of public services for the DC Public Library in the nation’s capital, where she managed all aspects of public service delivery and was responsible for the experience offered in 25 branches and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. She managed the Programs and Partnership and Collections departments and was part of a budget team that decided all library spending.

Previously, she had held supervisory positions at the Omaha Public Library and the Sacramento Public Library and worked at the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Ore.

Shorr holds a master of science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is American Library Association certified.

“We’re delighted that Manya Shorr has agreed to serve as our next library director,” said Assistant City Manager Fernando Costa. “She has an excellent reputation among her peers in the library world and has certainly impressed us with her leadership skills, her broad vision for the future of our library system, and her ability to think critically about how libraries can help us in addressing a wide range of local issues.”

Shorr will begin work in Fort Worth on Sept. 5. She replaces Library Director Gleniece Robinson, who is retiring.

Fort Worth-based Mackenzie Eason & Associates executed the search that resulted in Shorr’s hiring.

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